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The TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is the first watch made of carbon from the traditional Swiss brand. Also for me this watch review means a premiere. Because I had no contact with TITONI so far. In any case, the specification list promises a lot…
Where highlight follows highlight
Within the product range of the Swiss watch manufacturer TITONI, the name Seascoper 600 is an institution. The established collection is the first port of call when looking for professional diving watches from TITONI. Professional is the keyword. As the name suggests, each Seascoper survives dives to depths of 600 meters. An impressive value. The competition from the premium segment looks old there.
However, the classic stainless steel divers at a price of just under 2000 euros have not yet given much cause to sit up and take notice. This is now changing. Since August of this year, TITONI has been offering the Seascoper 600 in a carbon version. The high-tech material has already been established in the watch industry for several years, but is comparatively rarely used in diving watches.
The black carbon case, however, is just one of a series of many highlights that are otherwise sought in vain on the market in this combination. For example, the in-house manufacture movement with COSC certification. Or the helium valve, which makes the watch interesting for ambitious uses as snorkeling. Or just the exciting color scheme. White and blue color accents on black may still seem common. However, the rainbow-colored indices of the reference 83600 C-RA-256 are a true unique selling point that stays in the memory. This post is limited to my test watch, the black and blue Seascoper 83600 C-BL-256, but regardless of color, this watch literally screams to be tested.
A leather booklet cleans up the watch box
A lot of effort has obviously been put into the extensive box set. This makes a qualitatively first-class impression. TITONI has found an interesting solution to safely store the warranty card and COSC chronometer certification. They are in a valuable, leather-like booklet. This avoids that the most important papers lie loose in the packaging and get lost in the worst case. I haven’t really seen that before either.
The accessories have not been skimped on. In the noble box with metal plate including logo, there is a second textile strap with blue accents in addition to the watch on the rubber strap. It’s nice that TITONI gives us the option to change straps at our whim. Such are the perks of the premium segment. But now to the watch itself!
The TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech on the wrist
The black Seascoper 600 makes a fresh, modern and functional impression on my wrist. In the sea of conventional stainless steel divers, the combination of black case and light blue accents offers a welcome change. Still, the watch is instantly recognizable as a diver, as it has enough design features to distinguish timeless diver’s watches. Thus, the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech can also be credited with some flexibility. There are almost no restrictions. Except for very upscale occasions, I can hardly think of a situation where the Seascoper is out of place. Nevertheless, the watch feels most comfortable during sporting activities. This is also made clear by the two wristbands, which defy sweat, salt water and sun.
I also want to emphasize the wearing comfort in a positive way. On the rubber strap, the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech weighs just 101 grams. This makes the men’s watch a lightweight that you can hardly feel in everyday life. For me, this is the clearest advantage that the carbon case offers.
For professional demands – the carbon case
The black carbon case not only looks good, it also feels very pleasant with its matte surfaces. The workmanship of the lightweight material is impressive. TITONI does not join the race for ever larger case diameters. The Seascoper 600 CarbonTech measures 42 mm, so it doesn’t feel chunky or oversized. The length between the lugs is 52.17 mm.
Compared to the very matte case midsection, the glossy-look bezel provides the greatest possible contrast. This results in a very varied, exciting overall appearance. Here, too, TITONI relies on lightweight construction and uses ceramic in the diving bezel. To turn the bezel, you need some force. The advantage: this makes it almost impossible to accidentally adjust it underwater.
On the side, there is a very discreetly incorporated helium valve, through which helium molecules can escape while diving during the decompression phase. The gimmick is mainly used for professional deep diving. Even though most of us won’t reach such depths, it still impressively demonstrates the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech’s claim. This also becomes clear when you look at the water resistance. TITONI guarantees an impressive 600 meters. I haven’t tested such a robust case in a long time!
Finally, I want to point out the impressive anti-reflective properties of the flat watch glass. No matter how you turn the Seascoper towards the light – if you didn’t know better, you could assume that there was no watch crystal installed here at all. The anti-reflective coating is applied on both sides. The watch crystal is scratch-resistant sapphire.
TITONI’s COSC certified chronometer
The case even meets the demands of professional divers. It’s a similar story with the movement, which brings us to the next highlight. TITONI does not take the easy way out and buys standard movements from established suppliers, but designs its own. The result is the automatic movement called T10. Fully wound, it guarantees a power reserve of three days(!), after which the caliber would only stop if the Seascoper were not worn. Automatic movements of comparable diving watches are rather in the range of 40 to 50 hours. Here, too, TITONI makes the competition look old.
But that’s not all. The T10 is a COSC certified chronometer. In order to carry this Swiss seal of quality, the movement must prove its precision in an elaborate testing procedure. According to COSC specifications, the accuracy should be -4 to +6 seconds per day. The automatic movement is easily visible through the transparent case back.
Operation via the crown is straightforward, but the settings are also explained in detail in the manual. To prevent the crown from coming into contact with sharp objects such as stones or coral reefs during dives, a crown protector was designed.
Dial and bracelet of the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech
On the dial, the most important information, i.e. hour, minute and second are very quickly readable. This is true even in poor lighting conditions. The Arabic and dot-shaped indices as well as the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova luminous material and shine white. At 3 o’clock, TITONI has integrated a date window.
When it comes to the choice of included straps, TITONI does everything right and equips the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech with two alternatives, both of which are extremely weather resistant and durable. For diving, my choice would definitely go to the sturdy rubber strap, which has an interesting, grooved structure on the inside. This allows the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech to sit firmly on the wrist even when wet. The folding clasp also ensures a secure fit.
Visually, however, the textile strap is my favorite. I can recommend it to you in your free time. With its central blue line, it looks even sportier! In fact, TITONI has even managed to integrate a sustainability idea at this point. The textile strap is made of ocean plastic, reminding us how worth protecting the underwater worlds we dive through. The ocean plastic does not detract from the comfort of the day.
My conclusion on the TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech
The TITONI Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is a diver’s watch, which I did not have on my radar until now. Completely wrongly, as it turns out in the test. Enthusiastic divers should take a closer look at this timepiece. The watch makes you want to go on underwater trips on vacation, but it can do so much more. With a helium valve and water resistance to depths of 600 meters, the Seascoper even meets the demands of professional divers. The high-tech material carbon also fits in with this.
My personal highlight is not even visible at first glance. The T10 manufacture caliber is a real workhorse and convinces with performance and good accuracy. The excellent overall package is rounded off by two bracelets for the appropriate use.
If you want to buy one of the three references, you have to spend 2,910.00 euros (black and blue) and 3,000.00 euros (rainbow colors), respectively. What you get for this value, however, is unparalleled.
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